Patología dual y trastornos mentales en reclusos consumidores de sustancias

  1. Casares López, María José 1
  2. González Menéndez, Ana 1
  3. Hoffman, Sabine
  4. Villagrá Lanza, Patricia 1
  5. Reinhard, Elris
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España


Revista de psicopatología y psicología clínica

ISSN: 1136-5420

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 16

Issue: 2

Pages: 135-144

Type: Article


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The aims of this study were to determinethe frequency of dual pathology and suicide risks in substance-using prisoners and to analyze the factors associated with their development. The sample consisted of 143 prisoners (95.8% male) confined in the prison of Villabona (Asturias, Spain). Descriptive and logistic regression analyses were used. Thirty-five percent of inmates were found to have a dual diagnosis and 60.6% of this subsample presented risk of suicide. We found that to have been a childhood victim of physical abuse increases the likelihood of developing substance use disorder, anxiety disorder and/or dual pathology. However, having been a victim of psychological abuse raises the risk of developing mood and psychotic disorders.

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